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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Susan Einerssen, beloved wife of Jonn, on June 18, 2020, at Hospice House in Kelowna, BC.  She was predeceased by her parents Lucy and Stan Socha.

Sue grew up in the Yukon but spent more than forty years in Kelowna.  As the owner of Gallery 421, Susan was well known for her energy, bright smile, and distinctive blue glasses.

Sue will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by her son Duglas (Audrey); stepsons Aeron, Seann (Amy), and Evan; stepdaughter Donna Wilson; and her five beloved grandchildren Reece, Matthew, Emily, Raglan and Myles.

When the time is right, family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Sue’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice House Kelowna, hospicehousekelowna.com.

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  • Kristal and Kit Polley says:

    We are so sorry to hear that Susan has passed away John. Sending all of the family condolences and love
    Kristal and Kit

    • Dan Douillard says:

      We are sorry to hear this sad news. Thinking about you guys during this time. Take care care. xxoo.

  • kristopher mark Pavlovich says:

    will miss you, till we meet again, Kris.

    • Ron Shefchuk & Pat Taylor says:

      John and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Susan was a wonderful lady. Our thought and prayers to you all. she will be missed

  • Darryl Andison says:

    My deepest condolences to all Susan’s family . We grew up in Elsa and curled and enjoyed small town life . Taken all too soon .

  • JC Cook says:

    Nancy and I are so very sorry. We know what you and the rest of the family has been going through. We’re just so glad that we all were able to spend our time together last January. May Susan now rest in peace with our other family members already there.. Love Nancy and JC

  • Bob and Gloria Andison says:

    Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Susan’s family and friends. We have many great memories of Susan and her Mom and Dad from her Yukon days.

  • Connie and Jack leckey says:

    John, We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking about you and your family at this difficult time. Our sincerest sympathy. Jack and Connie

  • Dirk Rentmeister says:

    So sorry to hear this news! Susan was a beautiful human being. So much love in her. Her involvement of the 2013 Elsa Keno City Mayo reunion was a testament of her commitments and love for friends and family. We will miss her smile and presence dearly. Our deepest condolences to John and to all of the families who will mourn her loss. The Rentmeister family.

  • Lucrezia Mancini says:

    Our deepest heart felt condolences to family and friends.
    Will cherish the fond memories in the Yukon and
    The Elsa reunion that she planned with Shirley , Karin and Gail .💞😃
    Her smile and love will shine on with everybody …may the memories and love of family and friends bring you comfort and peace …🤗💞

  • Maryann Tulloch says:

    Dug , Jonn and family. I am so sorry to hearing of Sue’s passing. I hope your pleasant memories will get you thru this very difficult time.

  • Bill & Joy Henry says:

    Our sincere condolences to John, Dug and family. So many fond memories of Susan. She is at peace now.

  • Claudio Cambiotti says:

    Sorry to hear the sad news. Condolences to the family.

  • Gail Lauritsen says:

    It’s with great sadness to hear of Susan’s passing. It was great knowing Susan as a young women in the Yukon & getting to know her as the beautiful & caring women she became. She was truly a remarkable person. My sincere condolences to Jon, Douglas & family, she will be sadly missed.

  • Paula McDougall says:

    With sadness I send my sincere condolences to my dear friend Susan’s family. We became friends in Elsa and though we lost touch for awhile, we reconnected in 1996. Such a lovely lady and a good friend. I will miss her.

  • Sandra and Brad says:

    Jonn, we are so very sorry to have learned of Susan’s passing. We will miss her welcoming, beautiful smile, her generous heart, and loving energy. We feel fortunate to have known such a special human being. With our love and deepest condolences. Brad and Sandra

  • karin Benedetti says:

    Our deepest condolences Jonn, Dough and family……Susan will be dearly missed ,she was a great girl….funny,kind with a big heart..Having met Susan the first time when she was 7 we go back a long way,we shall also miss that great smile of hers.Big hug to you and your family especially all those great grandkids of hers who she loved and lived for😢💞

  • Fran Moseley says:

    Susan will ALWAYS be remembered as a special lady. I loved her SO much. May she rest in piece with my parents, her parents, Bobby and Uncle Ches🙏🏻💕

  • Laurie and Randy Martin says:

    To Jonn and family, I pray that Sue is now at Peace with no more suffering. She was a strong lady, a survivor and fought her battle with grace and strength. May God be merciful.

  • Leslie Dickson says:

    My deepest condolences go to you John, Doug and family. Susan will be missed by many. She had such a great smile that made everyone feel welcome in her presence. She was a fantastic organized as she displayed with the Elsa Reunion a few years ago. I was very pleased to have spent some time with Susan in San Jose del Cabo one afternoon in January. We were fortunate to have shared some great times together in Mexico over the past few years. Susan had a most difficult time and she is now at peace and out of pain. May your happy memories help to comfort you at this most difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Leslie Dickson

  • Jenn Jackson says:

    John, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.


    Sending sincere and heartfelt condolences to Jonn, Dug, and families. Susan was my good friend for many years and we shared many happy times both in the Yukon and in Kelowna. I have many fond memories which will be cherished dearly, and her infectious smile and the twinkle in her eyes will not be forgotten. She was a beautiful soul, a special friend, and I will miss her very much. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Lynda Baxter says:

    Jonn, we are so very sorry for your families loss, My deepest condolences. Susan was a beautiful woman, inside and out, and her smile and warmth always made me feel so welcome when I was visiting with her at the Stampede shows. She will be missed by so many… big hugs to you…

  • Jan and Mike Helm says:

    Jonn, So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.

  • Karen and Todd Jackson says:

    Our deepest condolences for your loss, Jonn.

  • Brent J Lynch says:

    Jonn, I am so sorry to hear this. Susan was a ‘one off’, an authentic, generous of spirit and beautiful woman…she never held back with me and I loved that. I will miss her.

  • Gerardo Carsolio says:

    John, so sorry to hear these sad news. My deepest condolences for your loss.

    • Harley & Gerri Martin says:

      Jonn, we are very sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are being send to you and your family. Harley & Gerri Martin.

  • Susan Stagman says:

    Our deepest condolences Jonn and your family Ken and Susan Stagman

  • Diane Anderson says:

    All my love to Jonn and the family. She was a shining light in a world that needs angels like her. I will remember her forever.

  • Neil and Cheri Hamelin says:

    John and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and hearts.. She was a lovely person that brought energy and colour into any room. She will be forever remembered and cherished.

  • Gail Gould says:

    John I am so terribly sad to see this news….Sue was a special lady and worked so hard for the artistic community,..a great loss

  • Paul Van Ginkel says:

    Heartfelt and sincere condolences to Jonn, their family and everyone who knew and loved Sue. Ive know Sue since the early 90s, she was always warm, friendly, talkative, supportive and beautiful. She will be deep missed.
    Paul (& Kristin)

  • Scott Thompson says:

    Some folks stay just long enough to fill our hearts and minds with smiles and memories—then live on forever within us. Sue was one of those.
    Condolences to Jon, Doug and families. May she always be at peace.

  • Marla Blackwell says:

    Jonn— I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Jean Toker says:

    Jonn, my sincere sympathy and condolence to you and your Family at this time of your loss. Thinking of you.

  • Janice Fawdry says:

    Dear Jonn…Glenn and I are so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. Her generosity and creativity when displaying artwork in our show homes was inspiring to watch. Her warmth and lovely smile always welcoming. May her beautiful soul be at peace. Janice and Glenn Fawdry

  • Michele Zarb says:

    John, my heart goes out to you and your family. I have fond memories of Susan. My heart is with you during this time, and words are never enough.

  • Terry Shepherd says:

    Jonn and Family – I was so sorry to read the news of Sue’s passing. I messaged her a few days before as I was thinking of her. She was a unique, joyful spirit on this planet and I was very glad she called me a friend.

  • Shirlee McCorkle says:

    So very sorry for your loss Jon, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    I enjoyed talking with Susan in your Gallery… I always came to the Art Shows as a friend of Andrew Kiss. Loved your gallery.

  • Bill and JoAnn Sommerfeld says:

    Our sympathy is extended to Jonn and the family. When we moved here over nine years ago, Sue was one of the first people from the arts community whom we met. She was welcoming, friendly and through her, Bill took some painting classes with Jonn. We always enjoyed visiting with her at the gallery and know that she will be truly missed.

  • Lupita Renteria says:

    Dear John and family, Jonathan and I really feel so sad about Susan, receive our condolences from San Jose del Cabo; we will miss her and remember with love, she will be in our hearts. We love you John and we sent you a big hug!.

  • Andre says:

    Sincere condolences Jonn. Susan was such a big part of our family and we will miss her very much.

  • Lisa Cham says:

    Dear John, I am so sorry to hear the news of Sue. I automatically think of her at the Fixx enjoying mussels and California pasta. I am sending you a big hug. I am sorry for your lose.

  • Roy Stanley says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Some of my oldest memories of SueSue were riding in her mustang in the late 1960s in Elsa. She was an amazing person and will be missed.

  • Gail & Bud Magrath says:

    So sorry to learn of Sue’s passing. She was a co worker & a neighbour for many years and always fun to have a visit with at the gallery or whenever we met . Our deepest sympathy, Jonn, Doug & Donna and all your family

  • Marianne Curry Levicki says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of this beautiful lady. Lots of great memories from our Yukon years and Kelowna reunion. Beautiful smile and person just like her mom.

  • Charmaine Blanchette says:

    My condolences to Susan’s family and friends. I remember her when I was a young girl in Elsa. She was my sister’s friend.

  • Sam Malesku says:

    John & family, I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful person in Susan! Please accept my sincerest of condolences….

  • Richard and Dianne McDiarmid says:

    Jonn and family – our thoughts and feelings reach out to you all at this time of loss – a precious loving Soul who truly shone with her own unique light and passion for life. Memories and feelings fill the heart and we
    are grateful to have shared so many moments and life experiences with Jonn and Susan. The twinkle in her eyes and sense of humour touched all who enjoyed her company and she will be greatly missed. Beauty, light, love and freedom must surely be abundant on her continuing journey. With love to you all – May the Blessings Be.

  • Lorna Shibley says:

    My dear Jonn and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Su had such a wonderful spirit, I know it will live on in all of you. Wishing you peace. Love, Lorna

  • Rita Henderson says:

    Jonn and family, I am so very sorry to know that Susan has passed. There are special people that teach one how to live with joy, Susan was a great teacher, and my life is richer for all the great memories. Rita

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